Turnin’ the Day Around

I’m not apologizing for this: The first version I ever heard was, I believe, Gloria Estefan. My mood improved markedly on the way to Burfoot Park, a place I’d never been. Driving somewhere new on a warm, sunny day has become a novelty. I rolled along in a wide screen dream. It was almost like […]

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Ellis Cove in May

In my last post I fussed about whether to visit Tumwater Hills Park or Ellis Cove. Ultimately, Ellis Cove won the argument. When I visit Tumwater Hills Park, it will be all about showing everyone how intense the hills are and less about beauty. Although – to be fair -Washington State is gorgeous everywhere this […]

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Smoke Rings of Time

This post is a sequel to my (arguably better) recent post “My Psychedelic Experiences“. This is a republish, although this time I decided to start with the journal entries and end with the “poetry”. When reading my “poetry” – bear in mind that I was between the ages of 21-24, and was high for 18 […]

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My Psychedelic Experiences

I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]

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Playin’

I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZS

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My Viking Fantasy (Ruined…)

Have you ever listened to a song for years only to realize one day that you’re wrong about the meaning behind the lyrics? For me, it can totally ruin the song. “Achilles Last Stand” by Led Zeppelin was my battle song. I thought it was about Vikings sailing into battle. I would really get into […]

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Slip Inside This Dream

The 13th Floor Elevators are the best kept secret in the history of 1960’s rock music. My first encounter with The Elevators happened on a primitive version of streaming radio. This station also introduced me to The Who, Eric Burdon, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and many other acts that I soon became obsessed with.  […]

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Magnificent Quotes (Inspiration)

“I think society is moving a little bit, but I think it isn’t moving near that fast. There’s always gonna be a large, huge bulk of straight people that aren’t going for it.” “Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, they are so subtle.  They can milk you with two notes. They could go no further than from […]

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Love’s Magic

It’s early spring in the Pacific Northwest. Residents are riding a whirlpool between hope and confusion. We have more daylight and the temperature is rising, but the rain persists. We’re perched on the edge of the next phase; hovering between the soul’s potential and winter’s shadow. That’s exactly how it feels within the music of […]

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